Design and implementation of stakeholder-driven initiatives that contribute to the goal of a sustainable world with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate and development priorities are closely interlinked
Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked.

Climate change and sustainable development are closely interlinked. Many countries are therefore developing strategies to integrate climate objectives into their national development goals. We support the development of national or sector specific low-emission economic growth strategies and the implementation of their building blocks such as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). This includes the analysis of mitigation options and their associated climate and development benefits, the conceptualisation of policy measures and programmes and the development of associated institutional structures and capacities for their implementation.We support stakeholder-driven initiatives and collaborate closely with local experts to make best use of local, national and international knowledge and expertise in the area of climate change and sustainable development. In addition to national work experience, NewClimate experts have supported climate initiatives around the world, including in Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Georgia, India Lebanon, Malawi, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Vietnam.

Key contacts

Frauke Röser
Frauke Röser

Thomas Day

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Associated projects

Climate Opportunity

The research funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM), developed by NewClimate Institute, C40, and GCOM investigates the economic, social, and environmental benefits for climate change mitigation action in cities

Overviews on sectoral implementation of nationally determined contributions

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, supported by GIZ, developed a series of briefing papers giving an overview of status and prospects for NDC implementation at the sector level. The papers summarise the current status of NDC submissions, the coverage of sectors within the NDC submissions, new trends for mitigation potential and action… Read More

Capacity building for integrated and ambitious climate policy planning in Georgia and Mongolia

Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute, as an implementing partner of GIZ, supports to Governments of Georgia and Mongolia with the further development of their climate policy planning. The support activities focus on the analysis of potential long-term decarbonisation pathways, support for the further integration of climate and sector-level planning processes, and planning… Read More

Cool contributions fighting climate change

Facilitating the global transformation towards climate-friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) technologies by providing policy and technical guidance to six developing countries. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with HEAT International (lead) is supporting the GIZ Cool Contributions initiative to deliver the IKI funded project with the objective to… Read More

Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their Nationally… Read More

Benefits of climate change mitigation action in cities

Analysing the benefits of potential climate change mitigation for cities. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute has partnered with C40 Cities and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCOM) to conduct a quantitative analysis of the benefits of potential climate change mitigation actions for cities. Mitigation measures in the building, transport and energy sectors… Read More

Supporting the Tunisian Solar Plan NAMA

Supporting the ‘Plan Solaire’, aiming to  generate 30% of Tunisia’s electricity using renewables by 2030. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute is supporting the development of a NAMA for the Tunisian Solar Plan (PST). The project is conducted under the leadership of the Tunisian company ALCOR on behalf of UNDP funded by the… Read More

Global Good Practice Analysis of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs, and MRV

Identification of good practice case studies on the development and implementation of LEDS, NAMAs, INDCs and MRV systems across the world

Intended Nationally Determined Contribution for Vietnam

Support for the preparation of the INDC for the waste and agriculture sectors

Supporting the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) process in Uganda

Technical assistance to the Government of Uganda for the preparation of the mitigation component of the INDC.

Co-benefits of climate change contributions

Assessing the achieved and missed co-benefits of countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Training workshop on NAMAs in the Maldives

NewClimate Institute supported a NAMA training in the Maldives organised by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The training gave the participants an understanding of the concept of NAMAs in the international and the domestic context. It highlighted specific aspects to be considered for the development of NAMAs, for example, financing and MRV. During the… Read More

Governing NAMAs

Understanding how and where NAMAs succeed: As NAMAs are advancing from the concept phase towards operationalization a main challenge will be to ensure that this happens in an internationally coordinated manner while simultaneously allowing for diversity in national actions. Return to all expertise and projects This research project undertaken by a consortium consisting of NewClimate… Read More

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

Scaling up waste-to-energy activities in the Peruvian agricultural sector: The objective of the NAMA is to promote the scaling up of self-supply waste-to-energy technologies in the Peruvian agricultural sector to contribute to rural sustainable development and to global climate change mitigation. Return to all expertise and projects NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop… Read More

Further reading

Consolidation of climate planning processes in the Energy Community Contracting Parties Jun 2019 - This paper looks to provide Contracting Parties of the Energy Community with guidance on how they could consolidate their multiple climate change planning processes and international obligations into one single process ensuring efficiency and alignment.
Comment on Paris compatibility of “Plataforma” scenarios Jan 2019 - NewClimate Institute was asked to write a comment on the Paris compatibility of the energy sector scenarios developed under the Plataforma Escenarios Energéticos Argentina 2040 initiative. The comment discusses how global pathways towards Paris compatibility can be broken down to countries and sectors, highlighting the relevance of the energy sector.
NDC Update Report November 2018 – Ambition: Taking a long-term perspective Dec 2018 - The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is "Ambition": We look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus.
SCAN (SDG & Climate Action Nexus) tool: Linking Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals Nov 2018 - The SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) is designed to provide high-level guidance on how mitigation actions can impact achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tunisia: Derisking Renewable Energy Investment 2018 Jun 2018 - The objective of this study is to analyse the most cost-effective public derisking measures to promote private sector investment in large-scale wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) in Tunisia. The study performs a quantitative, investment-risk informed modelling analysis. Modelling data has been obtained from structured interviews with private sector investors and developers.
NAMAs and INDCs: Interactions and opportunities Nov 2015 - This paper explores the links between NAMAs and INDCs with regard to various elements central to their implementation.
Improving Co-benefits and ‘Triple Win’ Impacts from Climate Action: The Role of Guidance Tools Apr 2014 - Naess, L.O., Hagemann, M., Harvey, B., Urban, F., Hendel-Blackford, S. and Höhne, N.
This CDI Practice Paper addresses the role of tools in supporting interventions to achieve the ‘triple wins’ of adaptation, mitigation and development. Over recent years there has been a proliferation of guidance tools to support adaptation or mitigation, increasingly in a development context, but little work on the role tools play in helping to bridge the gap between these three areas in practice.

Public presentations & interviews

Evolution of NAMAs in the context of a post 2020 world Dec 2014 - NewClimate Institute presents on the evolution of NAMAs in the context of a post 2020 world.